19 Matt Culo
19 Matt Culo
Height: 6-2
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
High School: St. Francis Xavier
Position: Defender

At A Glance
Sees the field exceptionally well ... is a vocal leader ... brings a physical presence that is much needed ... has a mature, confident nature and wealth of experience and competitive desire.

As A Junior (2008)
Came on late in the year as a dependable piece of the backline ... appeared and started in 10 games, including the last four ... registered three shots on the season, one of which was on goal ... was part of a stingy defense that collected five shutouts for the season ... had one goal on the season, which made him one of eight to register a goal ... his lone goal proved to be a game-winner against George Washington (Nov. 9) ... deadlocked in a 1-1 tie against the Colonials, Culo received a pass from fellow defender Kevin Okapal and buried his shot past the G.W. goalie in the 76th minute to give St. Bonaventure a 2-1 Atlantic 10 victory.

As A Sophomore (2007)
Matured into an anchor of the Bona central defense, while showing a knack for making plays in front of the opposition's net ... earned a starting nod in all 11 games in which he appeared in ... despite playing in just 11 matches, Culo finished tied for fourth on the club with four points thanks to his first two collegiate goals with the Brown and White ... his pair of scores placed him in a three-way tie for the second most on the team ... wasted little time in making an impact upon his return to the lineup by tallying the game-winning goal in the 103rd minute of a 2-1 double-overtime triumph over Canisius (Sept. 23) ... made a decisive save on his own goal line just minutes before his score clinched the win against the Golden Griffins after the Bonnies' initial save bounced to the foot of a Canisius attacker ... fired two of his six shots on target at La Salle (Oct. 28) in hopes of breaking a scoreless effort in a 1-0 defeat ... six of his eight overall shots on the season reached the goal, while two found the back of the net for a team-best .250 percent clip ... scored a timely goal again for the Bonnies as his 87th minute tally earned a 1-1 draw against George Washington (Nov. 4) ... registered a pair of shots in a scoreless tie at Dayton (Nov. 9) ... helped launch the Brown and White defense into one of the best units in the Atlantic 10 Conference as they conceded the second fewest goals in the league ... assisted the backline in posting a trio of A-10 shutouts.

As A Freshman (2006)
Appeared in nine games, earning five starts in the back as a rookie ... registered two shots, connecting one on goal at Colgate (Aug. 26) ... made his first career start for the Brown and White at Bucknell (Sept. 3) ... helped the Bonnies defense preserve a 0-0 tie vs. nationally ranked Fordham (Sept. 30).

High School
Two-year team captain for St. Francis Xavier ... played for the Canadian Junior National team and the Alberta Provincial team ... also participated in basketball and track in high school.

Personal
Son of Sylvia and Nikola Culo ... sociology major.